Prayer Corby | Eddie Janama Kitching | James Damien

The NT Songwriter Spotlight Series is an intimate live music performance series that showcases local original Northern Territory singer/songwriters at the much loved Darwin City live music venue Happy Yess. These nights aren't just for the artist to be heard but to be deeply listened to.

PRAYER - A Darwin sweetheart and rising star. Growing up immersed in live music throughout the Territory, Darwin born & bred singer/songwriter Prayer’s soulful voice & honest lyrics is something you’ll want to hear. Singing harmonies alongside some of Darwin’s best musicians from the age of 17 onwards, Prayer has spent the last 3 years working on her own music. Otherwise you will find her apart of amazing shows with the Wet Funk Orchestra, Constantina Bush, David Spry and more! Prayer has a little bit of everything for people to enjoy.

Eddie Janama Kitching is a local Aboriginal artist/musician who has been playing music for years and is finally a the stage where he's hoping to release a 6 track EP of his original songs, written over many years . Due out by the end of this year. Eddie doesn't frequent the local scene all to often but selects the gigs that suit his music. Eddie is well known as a talented artist and although he admits that music is his second love, he is still deeply passionate about it and looks forward to using it as a way to share his stories.

James Damien is the charismatic frontman from Darwin band Clockwork Riot. James singing and songwriting style is strongly influenced by the blues and the glorious rock from the early 90's. Having recently decided to take a hiatus from performing, this may be his last gig for a while. Don't miss him!

Performances take place at the much-loved Darwin City live music venue Happy Yess, and feature three acts per show performing original works and sharing their stories behind the songs.

It is a great opportunity for audiences to get to know the talented musicians in an engaging, intimate and memorable way. This songwriter project is not just open to singer/guitarists.

Happy Yess prides itself on diversity and this series continued its legacy of showcasing the diverse genres of the Northern Territory music scene, including some acoustic hip-hop as well as some in-language songs from First Nation musicians.

The project was proudly supported by APRA AMCOS, Northern Territory Government and Channel NT.